Sunday, October 08, 2017

Toaster Sweater

Indiesew Toaster Sweater using Emma One Sock houndstooth and Style Maker Fabric's Stretch Velvet for the bottom band


Time for fall, well the calendar at least.  It is still too warm for this Toaster Sweater but I am ready when the weather decides it is fall.



I purchased this pattern in February, but never got it made before it warmed up. 
The Toaster Sweater #1 from IndieSew is just perfect for cold days and a cozy but stylish top.

Indiesew Toaster Sweater using Emma One Sock houndstooth and Style Maker Fabric's Stretch Velvet for the bottom band


The houndstooth fabric came from Emma One Sock and it is fabulous.  There is only one problem, everyone else thought it was fabulous and I got the last of it.  Heather at Emma One Sock emailed me and said the available fabric was less than I ordered.  I didn't hesitate with a reply, please send it to me.  I knew I could find a way to make it work

The stretch velvet from my Vogue 9275 top was the answer.  I used the velvet for the bottom band and for a dressier look, I did a split hem band
Indiesew Toaster Sweater using Emma One Sock houndstooth and Style Maker Fabric's Stretch Velvet for the bottom band

Indiesew Toaster Sweater using Emma One Sock houndstooth and Style Maker Fabric's Stretch Velvet for the bottom band


Even the neckband was short, so I used a bit of velvet in the middle of the band.  This worked nicely and added a bit more velvet to the Toaster Sweater.

Toaster Sweater with velvet trim on neck


This is a great pattern and fun to make.  I have another one just about finished!

There is another version of this garment, Toaster Sweater #2 with a funnel neckline.

If you like them both and can't decide, IndieSew has a package deal - Toaster Sweaters




3 comments:

  1. Gosh, until I read how you joined the sections of velvet to your sweater I thought you had layered the Toaster over your velvet make from a few days ago. But what a great idea to use the leftover velvet and to eek out the amount of the dogs tooth fabric. It gives such a great layered effect. Love it.

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  2. Your houndstooth top is really nice! I really like the use of the velvet with the houndstooth. It gave a very nice finish at the neckline.

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  3. I like how you made the not enough fabric work with the velvet fabric!

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